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Liturgy

Liturgical elements must foster prayer, sense of communion: Pope

The aesthetic and artistic elements surrounding the liturgy must foster prayer and a sense of communion, Pope Francis said this week. Source: NCR Online.

Film Review

Queen documentary puts photographers in the picture

Devotees of the late Queen Elizabeth II and keen photographers alike will find plenty to like in Portrait of the Queen. Source: Australian Catholics.

Appointment Synod

Archbishop Costelloe joins Synod preparatory commission

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has been appointed as a member of the preparatory commission for the general assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October. Source: OSV News.

Poverty

‘Significant proportion’ of Australian kids obese, live in poverty

One in four children in Australia is living in poverty and obesity affects one in three kids, a new UNICEF report reveals. Source: The Australian.

First Nations Women

CatholicCare board member named NSW Woman of the Year

CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes board member Lynda Edwards has been named the 2023 New South Wales Woman of the Year.

Education Science

Schools’ food program out of this world

Students from two Melbourne Catholic schools are learning to propagate basil plants that could end up on the plates of NASA’s astronauts at the International Space Station. Source: ABC News.

People

Parish rallies to support helicopter crash survivor

Gold Coast helicopter crash victim Nicholas Tadros has received nearly $500,000 in support from a Sydney parish, on top of the prayers they’ve raised. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Anniversary In The Dioceses

Corpus Christi College celebrates its centenary

Corpus Christi College, the regional seminary of Victoria and Tasmania, will this weekend mark 100 years of forming and training priests to serve the people of God. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Migrants United Kingdom

UK bishops emphasise dignity in new document on migrants 

The bishops of England and Wales have published a document on the Catholic response to refugees and migrants, days after the bishops conference’s lead on the subject criticised the British Government’s Illegal Migration Bill. Source: The Tablet.